How to Negotiate Salary and Job Offer

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How to Negotiate Salary and Job Offer – Prof. Deepak Malhotra (Harvard Business School)

From youtube: Prof. Deepak Malhotra offers 15 pieces of negotiation advice, followed by Q&A, in an informal session for students at the Harvard Business School.
Deepak Malhotra is the best-selling author of “Negotiation Genius” and “I Moved Your Cheese”.

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Negotiation Quotes

  • “’What is your desired salary?’ The unwritten rule when it comes to salary is this: whoever proposes a number first loses. When you interview, you should never feel pressured to answer this question. Simply let your interviewer know that the most important thing to you is how well you fit the position.” ~ Travis Bradberry
  • “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.”  ~John F. Kennedy
  • “One of the best ways to persuade others is by listening to them.”  ~ Dean Rusk
  • “During a negotiation, it would be wise not to take anything personally. If you leave personalities out of it, you will be able to see opportunities more objectively.” ~ Brian Koslow
  • “If you are good enough to compete for a top-level corporate job, you should be smart enough to know what the job pays the other gender and negotiate accordingly. If you are an employer, and you don’t pay an employee market wages, regardless of gender or orientation, you will end up with what you deserve.” ~Mark Cuban
  • “You do not get what you want. You get what you negotiate.” ~Harvey Mackay
  • “Negotiation is not a policy. It’s a technique. It’s something you use when it’s to your advantage, and something that you don’t use when it’s not to your advantage.”  ~ John Bolton
  • “Know what you want to achieve prior to starting to negotiate. It’s the golden rule but the one most people fail to heed. Without a plan, you allow the opposing party to define your goals instead of the other way around.” ~ Ivanka Trump
  • “If you are planning on doing business with someone again, don’t be too tough in the negotiations. If you’re going to skin a cat, don’t keep it as a house cat.” ~ Marvin Levin
  • “I want women to get paid more. I want to teach them to negotiate so they get paid more.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg

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Attitude Reflects Leadership. This video can be used in so many situations.

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May 272017
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Attitude Reflects Leadership

Such a great lesson how attitude reflects leadership.  Such a great video that can be used in so many situations. Business, life, sports… 90 second video with over 180k views.

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  • “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.”  ~Douglas MacArthur
  • “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.”   ~ Colin Powell
  • “It’s all right. We’re in a fight. You boys are doing all that you can do. Anybody can see that. Win or lose… We gonna walk out of this stadium tonight with our heads held high. Do your best. That’s all anybody can ask for.”  ~ Coach Boone
  • “Yeah. I hope you boys have learned as much from me this year as I’ve learned from you. You’ve taught this city how to trust the soul of a man rather than the look of him. And I guess it’s about time I joined the club.”  ~ Coach Yoast
  • “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”  ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”   ~ Lou Holtz
  • “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”  ~ Zig Ziglar

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Learn Supply Chain – You can learn from everybody.

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Jul 272016
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Learn Supply Chain

We can all learn supply chain from everybody.  This is a great quote because you truly can learn from anyone.  Guessing there are some people saying that you couldn’t of learned anything from your worse boss.  Well, if you didn’t learn what not to do, then you may be just like your worse boss.  A great way to learn is to search the web and see what is out there.  Also go to Supply Chain LinkedIn groups for discussion.  There is a wealth of information out there so don’t be afraid to learn from everybody.

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  • “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” ~ Richard Branson
  • “Because if you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there.” ~ Mark Cuban
  • “The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!” ~ General George Patton
  • “Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.” ~ Henry Ford
  • “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” ~ Bruce Lee
  • “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” ~ Maya Angelou
  • “There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” ~ Nelson Mandela

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The skill of self confidence. Dr. Ivan Joseph

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Jun 252016
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The skill of self confidence.

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Self Confidence Quotes

  • “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”  ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  ~ Mark Twain
  • “The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.” ~ William Jennings Bryan
  • “Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.”  ~ Alan Cohen
  • “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ~ Golda Meir
  • “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?”  ~ Marianne Williamson
  • “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” ~ Mark Victor Hansen


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Resume: Multi-skilled Procurement Professional with a solid background in SCM

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May 082016
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Brian W. Bowdish Procurement Professional

Thought we would include a resume as one of our blogs today. The format of the resume isn’t perfect in the blog due to how we do blogs on Take a look at Brian’s resume below and see what you think. This is a trial run to see how might be able to help with job opportunities. We got to know Brian on LinkedIn.

Brian W. Bowdish, 137 Hillbridge Drive, Rochester, NY  14612,, (954) 562-7270 Mobile


Globally Experienced, Multi-skilled Procurement Professional with a solid background in Strategic Sourcing, Commodity Management, Negotiations, Contracting, Supplier Relationship Management, Purchasing Systems, and Project Management.  Hold a MBA degree from Seton Hall University, and have been certified as a Lean Six Sigma White Belt.

Global Experience includes in-country assignments in El Salvador (3 months), Argentina (6 months) and the United Kingdom (10 months) plus multiple trips to China, France, The Netherlands, Mexico, and several other countries in Latin America.  Also lived for 9 months in Ireland while attending Trinity College in Dublin during Junior Year at University.

Managed multiple Commodities throughout my career – with a large emphasis in most recent positions on Fabricated Metal parts (Sheet Metal, Machined Parts, Castings, Stampings, Forgings, and Extrusions), Fabricated Plastic parts (Injection Molding, Machined Parts, Extrusions, and Die Cut parts), Cable Assemblies, PCBs, and PCBAs.

Have also been highly involved in several factory relocations and several outsourcing initiatives – with most recent experience involving the search for a new Contract Manufacturer in Asia to supplement / replace Quintel’s existing Contract Manufacturer in Shanghai, China to produce, test, and ship finished Cellular Base Station Antenna products for Quintel.  As part of this activity, created a new “Manufacturing Agreement” to be used as the basis for governing the relationship between Quintel and the new Contract Manufacturer.


Personal Strengths:

*   Willing and able to travel domestically and internationally in performance of job duties.

*   Results-oriented, Dependable.

*   Proactive with Excellent Communications Skills, problem solving and follow-through capabilities.

*   High Standards of Integrity and Professional Ethics.

*   Able to Operate and Lead in Unstructured Environments with Minimal Guidance.

*   Strong Team Player, able to operate across cultural boundaries, time zones and corporate functions.

*   Experienced in the Purchasing of Multiple Commodities (Direct and Indirect).

*   Effective under Deadline and Heavy Volume Requirements.

*   Computer Literate: MS-Office applications, e-mail, Internet, and various MRP systems (NAVISION, SAP, Syteline, JD Edwards, MAPICS, and ORACLE).




Sourcing Analyst (November 2015 – April 2016)

Individual Contributor contract position responsible for managing Supply Chain Integration activities for a 104 supplier subset of the total suppliers that were doing business with the Verizon wireline voice / data / and video operations in California, Texas, and Florida that were taken over by Frontier at the end of Q1-2016.  Primary function of role was to establish formal contractual agreements with all assigned suppliers having an estimated annual spend of $100K or greater.  Worked in close collaboration with Legal, Risk Management, Safety & Security, and Operations as well as with Procurement team members to accomplish my objectives.  Major functional areas supported included Outside Plant Engineering and Construction, Central Office Engineering and Installation, Backup Power Systems equipment, and Repair Services for Plug-in Components (PICS) and equipment.  Also dealt with Software Licensing and Software Development requirements. Primary tasks were drafting, negotiating, and executing Non-Disclosure Agreements, contracts for services (“Services Agreements”), and contracts for products, software, and related services (“Master Purchase and License Agreements”).



Sourcing Director (September 2011 – September 2015)

Individual Contributor position reporting to the COO of Company.  Responsible for leading Strategic Sourcing, Commodity Management, and Supplier Management activities (from New Product Introduction through Volume Production) – including the creation and on-going management of the China-based Supply Chain for all of the piece parts required for the production of multiple Cellular Base Station Antenna products at Contract Manufacturing locations in Newark, NY and Shanghai, China.  Managing Total Annual Spend in excess of $15MM.  Set Sourcing Strategy for all Commodities – including the selection and qualification of all suppliers and the negotiation and implementation of Supply Agreements with all suppliers who are part of the Sourcing Strategy.  In addition, responsible for creating and maintaining all ISO Process Documents related to Supplier Qualification and Supplier Performance Management.

Major project activities / accomplishments:

  • Led the Sourcing activities that established Quintel’s first US-based Contract Manufacturing operation in Newark, NY.
  • Led the Sourcing activity to establish a China-based Supply Chain to provide low cost parts to Quintel’s New Product Introduction and Production locations.
  • Key contributor to the Implementation activities for establishing Quintel’s China-based Contract Manufacturing operation in Shanghai.
  • Key contributor on the cross-functional team tasked to identify, qualify, and create a commercial agreement with a new Asia-based Contract Manufacturer to supplement / replace the existing Contract Manufacturer in Shanghai, China.
  • Created a new “Manufacturing Agreement” to be used as the basis for governing the relationship between Quintel and the new Asia-based Contract Manufacturer.



Purchasing Manager (October 2009 – August 2011), Ilion, NY

Management position reporting to the VP of Supply Chain for the Freedom Group (parent of Remington). Lead seven-person Purchasing team responsible for buying all Direct, and most MRO/Indirect, materials, parts, products, and services required by the Remington Arms manufacturing facilities in Ilion, NY and Lexington, MO.  Responsible (with Sourcing colleagues) for total annual spend in excess of $100MM and annual Cost Savings in excess of $5MM.  Responsible (with Material Management colleagues) for ensuring that supply continuity and inventory objectives were achieved. Also provided Strategic and Tactical Purchasing support for all New Product Projects destined for production at the Ilion and Lexington locations.  Major project activities / accomplishments:

  • Procurement leader for the transfer & integration of the Marlin Lever Action firearms production from the Marlin North Haven, CT Plant to the Remington Ilion, NY Plant.
  • Procurement leader for the transfer & integration of the Marlin and H&R Wood parts production from the Marlin North Haven, CT Plant & the Remington Ilion, NY Plant to the Remington Lexington, MO Plant.
  • Key contributor in the transfer & integration of the Bushmaster firearms production from the Bushmaster Windham, ME Plant to the Remington Ilion, NY Plant.
  • Procurement leader for the re-sourcing / transfer of several major casting products from incumbent suppliers to new suppliers to improve supply availability and/or to achieve cost savings.


SIGMA LLC (now part of Baxter International, Inc.)

Supply Chain Consultant (March 2009 – May 2009), Medina, NY

Short Term Consulting assignment reporting to the CFO to:

  • Conduct a thorough analysis of Sigma’s current supply base and identify “gaps” where it was necessary to add and/or replace suppliers in order to meet Sigma’s objectives for supply continuity, quality, and cost.
  • Develop a plan of action to close all identified gaps in the supply base and ensure that Sigma was working with the most appropriate suppliers to support its business objectives.
  • Work with Sigma’s Quality organization to develop a plan of action to “qualify” / “certify” the quality systems of all key suppliers to Sigma and enable those suppliers to provide “qualified” / “certified” parts to Sigma that will not need to go through incoming inspection at Sigma.
  • Work with Sigma’s Quality organization to develop a supplier performance rating system and business review process to ensure that all key suppliers are meeting Sigma’s requirements on a continual basis.



Global Sourcing & Procurement Manager (July 2008 – January 2009), Rochester, NY

Individual contributor reporting to the VP of Engineering and Operations.  Responsible for leading Nukote’s Sourcing, Commodity Management, and Supplier Management activities across all product lines in Nukote’s business.  Primary emphasis on establishing a reliable supply base in Mexico and elsewhere in North America to support move of Laser and Ink Jet Printer Cartridge manufacturing from China to Monterrey, Mexico.  Also, large emphasis on re-sourcing Ribbon products for computers and typewriters from existing source in China to new source(s) in China.  Responsible for leading cross-functional resources in Engineering, Product Management, Purchasing, Production, Quality, and Logistics to:

  • Create, implement, and maintain Sourcing Strategies – including the identification, qualification, and classification of suppliers.
  • Implement and maintain a Supplier Management program, including quarterly performance Scorecards and business reviews, with key suppliers.
  • Draft, negotiate, execute, and administer Supply Agreements with key suppliers.
  • Ensure timely delivery of all required products / parts / services to Nukote’s production facilities.


RADIO FREQUENCY SYSTEMS, INC. (“RFS”) [April 2006 – June 2008]

Strategic Sourcing / Contracts Manager (December 2007 – June 2008), Meriden, CT

Management position reporting to the Director of Procurement.  Lead eight person team responsible for all Sourcing, Commodity Management, and Supplier Management activities required to support RFS USA’s New Product Introduction (NPI) programs, Production operations, and “Turnkey” Field Sales projects.  Sourcing activities heavily focused on establishing a reliable supply base for major commodities in low cost countries, particularly in China.  Also focused on establishing a reliable supply base of Subcontractors to perform various Services in support of Turnkey Field Sales projects in the USA.  Responsible for managing cross-functional resources in Engineering, Project Management, Product Management, Purchasing, Production, Quality, and Logistics to:

  • Create, implement, and maintain Sourcing Strategies – including the identification, qualification, and classification of suppliers.
  • Implement and maintain a Supplier Management program, including quarterly performance Scorecards and business reviews, with key suppliers.
  • Draft, negotiate, execute, and administer General Purchase Agreements (GPA) with all key suppliers.
  • Ensure timely delivery of all required products / parts / services to RFS and/or Contract Manufacturing partner production facilities and/or Project field locations.

Also responsible (with Purchasing colleagues) for meeting annual, aggregate Cost Savings targets of at least 10% of total Spend in 2008.  Total Spend estimated to be in excess of $113MM.


Purchasing Manager (April 2006 – November 2007), Meriden, CT

Management position reporting to the Director of Procurement.  Lead nine-person Purchasing team responsible for buying all raw materials, components, subassemblies, packaging, and MRO supplies required by the Production teams.  Responsible (with Sourcing colleagues) for total annual spend in excess of $110MM and annual Cost Savings in excess of $10MM.



Project Procurement Manager (December 2004 – February 2006), Miramar, FL

Individual contributor working in newly created position within the Florida/Caribbean District of Siemens Building Technologies (SBT) responsible for the following activities within six (6) Branch offices in Florida and one Branch office in Puerto Rico:

  • Establishing formal Procurement functionality and implementing new, harmonized Procurement policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Implementing ORACLE-based Purchasing & Receiving system in those Branches that did not already utilize it.
  • Training new Branch Purchasing Agents on Procurement policies, processes, and procedures, and providing functional supervision to Purchasing Agents on a dotted-line basis.
  • Leading cross-functional team consisting of Sales, Operations, and Procurement Commodity Managers to identify and realize maximum cost savings opportunities within each Branch and within the District.
  • Providing strategic Procurement support throughout the project life cycle, including supplier price/terms negotiations, for all qualified SBT direct sales projects.


LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. – Multiple locations in the USA and the UK

Senior Manager – USA                                                                         (November 1998 – May 2004)

Senior Buyer – UK                                                                               (January 1998 – October 1998)

Procurement Business Planning Manager – USA                                  (February 1997 – December 1997)

Procurement Manager – USA                                                               (February 1996 – January 1997)


AT&T CORP. – Multiple locations in the USA, El Salvador, and Argentina

Procurement Manager – USA                                                               (June 1995 – January 1996)

Procurement Manager – El Salvador & Argentina                                 (August 1994 – May 1995)

Procurement Supervisor – USA                                                             (September 1992 – July 1994)

Procurement Specialist – USA                                                               (February 1990 – August 1992)

Associate Procurement Specialist – USA                                                (August 1988 – January 1990)



Master of Business Administration

International Business Certificate



Bachelor of Science in Business Management (Cum Laude)


TRINITY COLLEGE, Dublin, Ireland

Junior Year Spent Abroad (Business Studies)

Language Skills

  • Basic knowledge (reading, speaking and writing) of Spanish


  • Lean Six Sigma White Belt


  • Member – Institute of Supply Management (ISM)


Brian W. Bowdish

137 Hillbridge Drive

Rochester, NY  14612

(954) 562-7270 Mobile


Have a great day


Become a Supply Chain Rockstar and rock your career.

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May 032016
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Supply Chain Rockstar

What does it take to become a Supply Chain Rockstar?  Or at the very least for your employer to acknowledge that you know what you are doing.  Then again, let’s shoot for the stars and be a Supply Chain Rockstar.  There are certifications out there which are great but also very expensive.  A Supply Chain MBA is also very good but can be expensive as well as very time consuming.  So let’s do a Rockstar on a budget.  First, have you been visiting various Supply Chain websites to see what is going on out there. was made so you could quickly get caught up on recent supply chain current events.  So be sure you are visiting various Supply Chain websites.

Supply Chain Rockstar quote

Utilize free resources out there.  Here is a list of over 150 top Supply Chain videos.  Instead of watching videos of cats and dogs watch videos of top supply chain leaders.  Find out what leading companies are doing.  Pick some top Supply Chain companies and start following them.  Two of my favorites are Walmart and Toyota.  Here is a “list of Supply Chain companies” you may want to follow.

Are you on social media?  One of my favorite places to learn are LinkedIn discussion groups.  Here is a great LinkedIn group for Supply Chain with nearly 100,000 member.  Here is a Supply Chain Facebook group with over 10,000 members.  There is so much to choose from out there.  Participate in the groups.  Get your name out there.  Even if you don’t know anything about Supply Chain start asking questions in the groups and grow your network.  Don’t let fear stand in your way.

If you want to become a blogger we can help out in that area as well. is starting to look for guest bloggers. will be looking for guest bloggers in the future.

Would like to hear from the community on ways to become a Supply Chain Rockstar.  If you don’t like the term Supply Chain Rockstar how can people get the knowledge of a Supply Chain MBA?

Supply Chain and Logistics Quotes

  • “Eighty-five percent of the reasons for failure are deficiencies in the systems and process rather than the employee. The role of management is to change the process rather than badgering individuals to do better.” ~ W. Edwards Deming
  • “When you are out observing on the gemba, do something to help them. If you do, people will come to expect that you can help them and will look forward to seeing you again on the gemba.” ~ Taiichi Ohno, father of Toyota Production System (TPS)
  • “You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.”  ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • “Leaders win through logistics. Vision, sure. Strategy, yes. But when you go to war, you need to have both toilet paper and bullets at the right place at the right time. In other words, you must win through superior logistics.”  ~ Tom Peters
  • “What gets measured gets improved.”  ~ Peter Drucker
  • “Standards should not be forced down from above but rather set by the production works themselves.” ~ Taiichi Ohno
  • “It is impossible to improve any process until it is standardized. If the process is shifting from here to there, then any improvement will just be one more variation that is occasionally used and mostly ignored. One must standardize, and thus stabilize the process, before continuous improvement can be made.” ~ Masaaki Imai
  • If you think of standardization as the best that you know today, but which is to be improved tomorrow; you get somewhere.”  ~ Henry Ford
  • “Every breakthrough business idea begins with solving a common problem. The bigger the problem, the bigger the opportunity. I discovered a big one when I took apart an IBM PC. I made two interesting discoveries: The components were all manufactured by other companies, and the system that retailed for $3,000 cost about $600 in parts.” ~ Michael Dell

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  • “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves it s amazing what they can accomplish.” ~ Sam Walton
  • “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~ Steve Jobs

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Supply Chain MBA Programs

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Apr 272016
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Supply Chain MBA Programs

Here are a few Supply Chain MBA Programs.  Feel free to send us your recommendations on more programs to add.

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Supply Chain MBA

Getting a Supply Chain MBA is a smart career choice.  However, not everyone is able to get a Supply Chain MBA depending on their situation.  What are you doing to be sure you have the skills and knowledge to compete with anyone, including a person with a Supply Chain MBA.  And if you do have a Supply Chain MBA everyone single one of us can improve our knowledge in supply chain.  There are always new ways to be more efficient and effective in the business world.   Here are a few simple things to do without spending money on expensive training programs or going back to school for a Supply Chain MBA.   What advice do people have for others to improve their knowledge in supply chain?

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Companies and People to Research

There is a great deal of information on the Internet about great supply chain companies.  See what these companies are doing and then figure out how to apply it to your company.

  • Companies: Assortment of CompaniesApple, Amazon, Dell Computer, Intel, P&G, Nike, Starbucks, Toyota, Walmart,
  • People: Sam Walton (founder of Walmart), Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon), Michael Dell (founder of Dell Computer), W. Edward Deming (significant contribution to Japan’s reputation for innovation), Taiichi Ohno (father of the Toyota Production System), Joseph M. Juran.

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Business Quotes

  • “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” ~ Henry David Thoreau.
  • “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ~ John D. Rockefeller.
  • “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” ~ Thomas J. Watson.
  • “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” ~ Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, Inc.
  • “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” ~ Helen Keller.
  • “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” ~ Colin Powell.
  • “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~ Thomas Edison.

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  • “The key to the Toyota Way and what makes Toyota stand out is not any of the individual elements…But what is important is having all the elements together as a system. It must be practiced every day in a very consistent manner, not in spurts.” ~ Taiichi Ohno, father of the Toyota Production System (TPS).
  • “Standards should not be forced down from above but rather set by the production workers themselves.” ~ Taiichi Ohno, responsible for many supply chain innovations.
  • “Make your workplace into showcase that can be understood by everyone at a glance. In terms of quality, it means to make the defects immediately apparent. In terms of quantity, it means that progress or delay, measured against the plan, and is made immediately apparent. When this is done, problems can be discovered immediately, and everyone can initiate improvement plans.” ~ Taiichi Ohno.
  • “Ignore the conventional wisdom. If everybody else is doing it one way, there’s a good chance you can find your niche by going in exactly the opposite direction.” ~ Sam Walton, founder of Walmart.  Responsible for the Walmart Supply Chain.
  • “As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however, I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future.” ~ Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsi.
  • “Great ideas come from everywhere if you just listen and look for them. You never know who’s going to have a great idea.” ~ Sam Walton, Supply Chain Guru.
  • “Information is power, and the gain you get from empowering your associates more than offsets the risk of informing your competitor.” ~ Sam Walton, Logistics Innovator.

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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! 21 min VIDEO. 850k views

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Apr 162016
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850K views. In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.

Learning Quotes

  • “A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.” ~ Chinese proverb
  • “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”  ~ Chinese proverb
  • “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”  ~ Clay P. Bedford
  • “Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”  ~ Plato
  • “We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.”  ~ Peter Drucker
  • “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” ~ Henry Ford


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